Keith Stokes, Vice President of 1696 Heritage Group, joined me on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss enriched Newport’s African American History.

Topics included the African American experience at home and overseas during WWI, Newport’s Gilded Age in color, slavery in Newport and much much more.

LINKS to websites discussed;

LISTEN 12:30PM – 1PM


Ryan M. Belmore

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